Gilby Clark revealed why he turned down a Guns N’ Roses reunion performance in a new Tone Talk interview.
The interviewer said, “I heard a story with GN’R’s recent reunion, that you were going to be part of that, or you were asked to be part of that but you didn’t because your daughter had a gig or something that was very important for your daughter. Is that true?”
Clarke responded, “Yeah, that’s true. They asked me to be a guest at one of the shows, and it just happened to be the day that I was in Chicago with my daughter, her band was playing Lollapalooza. It was great that they asked me to come to play with them. I just went, ‘Yeah, it’s wonderful and I’m not against it, I just can’t do it today. I’m her roadie.’
Well, she could do it without me but I wanted to be there, I just thought it was important to see her play at Lollapalooza, and of course, it was really important. And I told them, ‘Pick another day.’ But there was never another day.”
He was then asked if it could happen in the future, Clarke didn’t seem optimistic. “I played enough GN’R songs for my day, I’m OK. Then they’re doing fine, they’re doing great.”